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May 15, 2012
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  • Bill seeks to add protections for pregnant workers
    A bill in Congress seeks to require employers to make more accommodations for pregnant workers. Federal law often requires employers to treat pregnant workers as sick or disabled, which limits the legal protections they receive, says Noreen Farrell of Equal Rights Advocates. Seven states have pregnancy-accommodation laws. blog (5/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Employment Focus 
  • Expert: Employers may seek more reviews of workers' comp audits
    More employers are likely to request reviews of their workers' compensation audits in an effort to reduce premiums, as such reviews could help companies determine errors and misclassifications that may drive up costs, said Lisa Costello of Willis North America. "I think more clients will request this service as the [workers' compensation] rates increase and those increases get traction in the marketplace. I think the better question is: How many employers or insureds know that there's even an issue?" Costello said. Business Insurance (tiered subscription model) (5/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Business-penalties issue stalls changes to Ala. immigration law
    Proposed revisions to Alabama's immigration law have been put on hold in the Senate after a clash between the two sponsors of the bill about penalties businesses would incur if they knowingly hire undocumented workers. Rep. Micky Hammon wants to give judges more flexibility in how they impose penalties, but Sen. Scott Beason wants penalties automatically imposed. Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (5/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supreme Court and Federal Court Watch 
  • Appeals court rules in patent disputes involving Apple, Samsung
    A federal appeals court has told a judge to reconsider Apple's request to halt sales of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet computer in the U.S. while a trial goes forward. The appellate court, however, upheld the judge's decision to deny other Apple requests to stop the sale of Samsung smartphones. Apple claims that Samsung's products violate Apple's patents for the iPad and iPhone. The Wall Street Journal (5/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lawyer represents groups in case against regulatory body
    Eugene Scalia, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Investment Company Institute in a case against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Rules passed by the commission are costly and conflict with certain other government regulations, he said. The Washington Post (5/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Professional and Business Development 
  • Why your resume gets tossed into recycling
    Boring, generic job details and an unending litany of past jobs are some of the resume mistakes that job seekers make, Judi Perkins writes. If your resume is "difficult to read, is cryptic, or necessitates being slogged through, you’ll be tossed aside and forgotten," she writes. (5/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Evaluating SEC Nonprosecution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
    Two years ago, the SEC announced that it would begin using deferred prosecution and nonprosecution agreements to encourage cooperation with SEC investigations. The Securities Law Practice Center shares an article written by Thomas Kuczajda and Sharon Rose of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft discussing whether corporations are better off entering into such an agreement or instead relying on more traditional SEC resolutions. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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